Wed, Jul 22, 2009 

 

Blaine couple to serve two-year mission in Russia

A 10-year dream will come to fruition for a local couple next month.

Hostels: Not just for youth anymore

Elderhostel is one of the most popular programs available for retired people. Appealing especially for those interested in life-long learning opportunities, their programs combine educational excellence, comfortable accommodations, good food and travel opportunities with other people of the same age.

For a day trip, try the edible Skagit Valley

Retirement, for many, is the opportunity to get out and explore and the nearby Skagit Valley offers a fresh look at the local food movement right next door.

Wed, Jul 15, 2009 

 

The Market to host BBQ cookoff

Blaine and Birch Bay residents can get a taste of smoky ribs or spicy pulled pork this weekend as The Market at Birch Bay Square hosts its first BBQ On The Border barbecue tasting and cookoff.

News in Brief

Semiahmoo Biodiversity Walk • Rental assistance available for recently unemployed households • Authorities recover body from boat on Boundary Bay • Annual Blaine Icelandic Picnic

Discovery Days parade and festival this weekend

Visitors and residents looking for something to do this weekend will want to check out the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Discovery Days Arts, Crafts & Family Fun Festival this weekend.

CBP lightens restrictions for NEXUS cards

Those who have tried to get a NEXUS card for faster cross-border travel but have been denied or had it taken away may want to re-apply.

City council postpones CAO vote

Despite mounting public pressure to make a final decision on the city’s critical areas ordinance, Blaine City Council voted unanimously Monday to postpone a decision until their next meeting July 27.

Skywater Tennis Tournament Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club, June, 2009

$4.6 million grant to help Puget Sound

The Northwest Straits Marine Conservation (NSMC) Initiative has been awarded $4.6 million in economic stimulus funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association to pull derelict fishing nets from Puget Sound.

Jazz fest continues with art, music

American Life Poetry

Blaine Border Patrol sector hires new deputy chief

Deputy Chief Patrol Agent (DCPA) Henry Rolon was sworn-in as the new second-in-command of the Blaine Border Patrol sector.

Asian dance series returns to Peace Arch Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to attend its second series of afternoon Asian cultural performances at Peace Arch State Park in Blaine in August.

Blaine author Ken Ely publishes second book

Local author and chiropractor Ken Ely, whose young adult novel “The Sons of the Waves” came out late last year, has put out another book.

Safety inspection program can help saves lives

In January 2008, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) implemented its new life safety inspection program. This program consists of the professional inspection of businesses by trained fire district personnel for hazards that may lead to fire or otherwise pose a threat to the business, employees and patrons.

Retired and looking fabulous

It happens every time you go to a reunion of some kind, the sort of event that peppers a retired person’s schedule with gatherings of people you knew way back when. Some of the people you meet seem to have aged unbelievably while others are so fit they seem years younger.

Lady Washington returns to Blaine

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have scheduled a return visit to Blaine the afternoon of Tuesday, July 28. The ships will offer public tours and four public sailings during their seven-day stay.

Wed, Jul 8, 2009 

 

Blaine Fourth of July 2009 celebration slideshow

New CBP director known for his extra efforts

Greg Alvarez, Blaine Port Director for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), likes to get involved. Shortly after moving to his new post in April, an SUV was stopped at the border and inspectors discovered a hidden compartment that contained a load of ecstasy-like BZP pills.

Blaine jazz festival features return of MaD Fusion

The eighth annual Blaine Jazz Festival sponsored by the Pacific Arts Association begins on Saturday, July 11, with a repeat concert by the very popular group MaD Fusion and continues through the following Saturday, July 18, with a street fair and a five hour open-air concert by festival students at both the G Street and H Street plazas.

Library levy would maintain services

When Tim Eyman’s property tax capping initiative 747 was approved by voters in 2001, Whatcom County Library Service (WCLS) officials figured they had enough reserve funding to cushion them for several more years to come.

News in Brief

Website details Birch Bay park events • Long waits ahead for EDL applicants • Birch Bay man opens mobile nail salon • Garden contest open to county residents

Second Haynie Opry performance July 11

Golden landscaping a way to go ‘green’

During the summer, lawns throughout Blaine and Birch Bay reflect varying shades of green, golden or brown colors depending on the type of lawn care.

Stroke clinic offered on July 30

Blaine’s Free Church Unitarian will be hosting a stroke screening clinic on Thursday, July 30 beginning at 9 a.m. The church is located at 1218 Harrison street.

Young at Heart

Find out what's going on at the Blaine Senior Center


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